Chelsea transfer news: Rooney chase over and former clubs queue for Ba

Transfer talk from Stamford Bridge including Wayne Rooney, Demba Ba, Christian Atsu and Victor Moses.

Jose Mourinho has admitted defeat in the pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. Speaking after the UEFA Super Cup defeat to Bayern Munich the Portuguese manager stated:

"It's the end. We have a good group. Samuel [Eto’o] will give us other kind of qualities in attack. He is an experienced player in a team that needs some experienced players. For all parties, it's finished.’’

Chelsea have reportedly made at least two separate bids for the striker, who it is believed wants a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

But United have always maintained the stance that the striker is not for sale - and Chelsea instead turned their attention to Samuel Eto’o when it became clear that stance was not a bargaining tool.

One striker who could be on his way out of the club is Demba Ba. The Senegalese striker is not viewed as a first-team regular by Jose Mourinho.

Ba, whose recent struggles have seen him lose his place in the Senegal national squad, is reportedly being offered to former club Newcastle United on loan for the season.

However, while this may seem a good deal on paper the club are also suggesting that a £3 million fee is paid for the player.

That fee could put off The Toon - but another former club are said to also be keen.

West Ham United could be interested in bringing him in on loan for the 2013-14 campaign.

Interest in Victor Moses has intensified after he was left out of the Super Cup squad last night. The former Wigan Athletic and Crystal Palace winger is being linked with a move to Liverpool, West Brom or Southampton - a deal likely to be temporary.

Christian Atsu has finalised a five-year deal with Chelsea. The club have spent £3.5 million on bringing in the Ghanaian from Porto - but he has been immediately sent out on loan to farm club Vitesse Arnhem.


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